While the legal battle between Samsung and Apple has mostly winded down, there are still some legal loose ends that need to be tied up. US District Judge Lucy Koh on Monday ordered a sales ban of several Samsung phones in the US, stemming from a 2014 ruling that found Samsung did infringe on several Apple patented features. You can probably put down your pitchforks, though. The phones included in the ban are ancient and aren't even sold anymore.
The 2014 ruling in Apple's favor included an award of $119.6 million in damages to be paid by Samsung, which is peanuts for Apple. I bet Jony Ive could find that in his couch. It's more about setting a precedent, and Samsung is none too happy about that. The injunction prevents Samsung from selling the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Galaxy S3, and Stratosphere.
So, not really a huge loss. The Galaxy S3 and Note II are the most recent devices on that list, and they were released in 2012. These are simply the phones that were included in the original filing, which called Samsung out for using infringing features like slide-to-unlock and automatic word correction. Samsung is teaming up with Google, Facebook, and others in an attempt to get the Supreme Court to take up the issue of patent reform, but there's no guarantee that will happen any time soon. The wheels of justice turn very slowly.